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Nelson44
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Question to all the veterans in this forum
      #190987 - 05/12/06 08:54 AM

Hi,
It is me again...

From your experience being in this forum and otherwise how
many people have infected with the HIV virus from one single
exposure due to a condom failure? and if how long the ARS
symptoms supposed to last?

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SteveR
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Re: Question to all the veterans in this forum new
      #190996 - 05/12/06 10:12 AM

That's an impossible question to answer. A lot of people who are infected have no idea when it happened or how. I've never seen anyone on this forum attribute their infection to a single episode of condom failure, but it could happen. ARS symptoms, if they occur at all, would be the same for them as for everyone else.

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dj1979
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Re: Question to all the veterans in this forum new
      #191079 - 05/12/06 04:41 PM

I can only tell you my experience, which was that I got ARS about 2 1/2 weeks after exposure (no condom failure involved - unprotected sex). My symptoms were sudden onset of fever (101-102 degrees), EXTREME fatigue, vomiting, rash on my chest, anorexia, labwork showed very low white blood count, elevated liver enzymes. Symptoms lasted a good 10 days or so. Initial HIV test at 4 weeks post exposure was ELISA positive, Western Blot indeterminate. Repeat test at about 6 weeks post exposure was positive for HIV-1. My viral load at 3 months post exposure was 43,600, and CD4 of 569. No meds for now.

Good luck - if you aren't sure, GET TESTED!!!

--Donna



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Re: Question to all the veterans in this forum new
      #191090 - 05/12/06 05:34 PM

Dont think I can answer that Nelson.. Sorry you are living in fear like you are...

Best

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